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Local Nurse wins Regional Care Accolade

Daniel Oliveira, Clinical Manager from Bangor Care Home in Bangor has been crowned the Regional Registered Nurse of the Year for Northern Ireland in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.

These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this Year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Daniel demonstrated how he continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Regional Registered Nurse of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including how the overall winner who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to the daily experience of those in their care.

Daniel was nominated by a colleague. His nomination read: “Daniel is a passionate advocate of Care Home Nurses whose charisma and passion has drawn praise from a number of our residents and their families. He is a versatile member of our nursing team. His attention to detail, clinical competence and leadership has had a positive impact on our homes. He’s a fantastic asset for us here in Bangor.

As the winner for Northern Ireland, Daniel is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. He will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.

Alana Irvine, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care Strangford Lough and South East, said: “I have known Daniel since he started working with Four Seasons Health Care and his commitment to developing both professionally and personally have led him to progress his career with us. He has worked closely with the Registered Manager to develop what was a junior team of nurses into a confident, competent group of practitioners. Well done Daniel!”

Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland, said: “Daniel Oliveira epitomizes a ‘born nurse’. His compassion is borne from his own life experiences, his motivation strongly routed in our company values which he lives every day. It is so rare to find a young nurse with the natural communication ski8lls that mean Daniel connects across the generation gap creating a confidence in his personalized care delivery which is frequently referenced to me. As nursing faces extraordinary pressures to override the impact of funding restrictions, Daniel is evidence that delivering truly exceptional care experiences is borne from truly exceptional nurses.”

The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.

The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.

Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.

“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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